i have decided that on these mondays upon which i blog about another blog or website that i like, i shall call them "blog boost mondays". i had a hard time choosing today's featured blog, so i want to highlight TWO blog sites today!
2. peaecful parenting/drmomma.org
anyone who read yesterday's entry will have already seen a mention and link-up of rawmazing's site thanks to a recipe of theirs i used for our dinner last night. and i frequently visit drmomma.org to read their informative and educational postings on anything and everything pertaining to natural parenting. a true gem for the natural mother/parent/family, for sure!
(whew! i have changed a diaper, breastfed, chased a diaperless almost-crawling-but-very-fast baby across the floor, and sang the alphabet four times as a form of entertainment since beginning this entry.)
okay... and now for the controversial part. everyone's favorite debate: vaccines! this will not be an in-depth or exhaustive coverage of vaccines today. i'll just be highlighting some of the major common-sense facts and reasoning pertaining to vaccines and include a few resource links, though these links by no means serve as my only nor my primary resources-- i simply found them most pertinent. the first part is a short but well-informed string of ideas from a fellow mom. just some food for thought on this monday morning!
"The only safe vaccine is a vaccine that is never used."
--Dr. James A. Shannon, National Institutes of Health
(The following in quotations is borrowed from the mind of Lisa M.)
"If vaccines are so effective, why do parents of vaccinated children worry about being around unvaccinated kids?
If vaccines are so effective, why do vaccinated people frequently end up getting the same disease that they were vaccinated against, either at the time of vaccination or the much more serious form of the disease later?
If vaccines are so safe, why do so many children experience horrible adverse reactions, from terrible rashes all the way to death? Some issues from vaccines show up years later as autoimmune diseases--such as intense allergies, heavy metal poisoning issues, cancer, MS, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
Bottom line: vaccination is neither safe nor effective, and vaccinating your kids is tantamount to playing Russian Roulette with their health. Do the research, it's true--don't believe the lies that the AMA and Big Pharma will feed you!
Do the research... (and not the research sponsored by major pharmaceutical companies trying to push their tainted 'products' on you and your loved ones!!!) Vaccines do not prevent illnesses. That's a myth. What truly prevents illness is a strong, uncompromised immune system...and if you've been vaccinated, you no longer have that. And oh, yes...what really eliminated all those diseases in the past was increased sanitation, and better diets. It's all true...by all means, do the research and see for yourself."
I've begun to wonder more and more if my Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a once-rare but growing in commonality auto-immune illness with 'no known cause', is due to my childhood vaccines. I know that because I have had it, it protects me from having to get other vaccinations now such as the flu vaccine. However, I always find it so interesting that any time I knew ANYONE who got the flu vaccine, they got the flu, while i did not... And one friend's son even began to have seizures due to the vaccine. And that's just to name a very few.
Please: be educated. Don't let the doctors and those funded or endorsed by major pharmaceutical developers and marketers try to tell you what's best for you and your child. Follow your instincts. Don't compromise the health of your child. Especially when so young, they cannot possibly articulate how awful the toxic concoction called a 'vaccine' makes them feel as it invades their once-healthy immune system.